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Functional Materials Research

Professor Harish Bhaskaran from Materials at Oxford is to lead a £3.1M programme of research into wearable and flexible technologies, part of ESPRC's £20M investment in Manufacturing of Advanced Functional Materials.

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Results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework Assessment

The department is delighted to report an excellent performance in the 2014 REF announced in December. 60% of our Overall Research was awarded the highest 4* rating (outstanding), and in Impact we were the highest performing materials department in the UK with 90% of our submission receiving the 4* rating.   46% of our submitted Research Outputs were judged to be of 4* quality, and our average across all metrics of 3.58 places us a close 2nd in the UK.  This outcome confirms the department as world-class in materials science research, and we are grateful to our colleagues in industry and partner laboratories for their contribution to our success.